$80 Million in Grants to Improve Nutrition in School Meals

More than $50 million in grants for schools has been invested for new food service equipment that will allow them to continue serving nutritious meals. The grant funds are provided to states (see: state-by-state breakdown), which use a competitive application process to award them to school districts that participate in the National School Lunch Program.  

School districts can use the funds to purchase upgraded equipment that will support: 

  • Serving healthier meals, including those sourced from local foods 

  • Implementing scratch cooking 

  • Establishing or expanding school breakfast 

  • Storing fresh food 

  • Improving food safety 

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